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Senate Proceeding on Aug 1st, 2008 :: 0:03:10 to 0:06:53
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Richard Durbin

0:00:00 to 0:03:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

Richard Durbin

0:02:53 to 0:03:10( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: so ordered. mr. grassley: mr. president, yes, i'll take that opportunity. i hope i get an opportunity to have an opportunity to offer unanimous consent request, as well, for our side of the aisle, if you want

Chuck Grassley

0:03:10 to 0:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: to be completely fair but in the last few weeks in this bed we have in the necessarily been fair but let me take advantage of the majority whip's invitation to respond. first of all,ome knows -- because

Chuck Grassley

0:03:10 to 0:06:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

0:03:28 to 0:03:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: he's in the leadership -- i gave the majority party information at least 48 hours ago and maybe 72 hours ago, that this week i was going to seek a unanimous consent request and all day yesterday

Chuck Grassley

0:03:43 to 0:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: we were denied that opportunity, even at the point before adjournment, my speaking to leader reid about, when can i do my unanimous consent request. do you know what i was told? after the adjournment resolution.

Chuck Grassley

0:03:54 to 0:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: so don't say that i didn't make an attempt to do it and don't say you didn't know about it and if you wanted to cooperate with us we could hav had that cooperation but there doesn't seem to be that

Chuck Grassley

0:04:10 to 0:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: sort of comity in the senate anymore. another point you made was, i had a chance to work for a tax relief package for flood victims. the bill you voted for and you just asked unanimous consent on did

Chuck Grassley

0:04:32 to 0:04:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: less for your constituents than the legislation we had been working on for two weeks. then he brings up the point, mr. president, about not working through committee. well, most of the work on this bill

Chuck Grassley

0:04:46 to 0:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: has been so we can get a consensus package working with -- even chairman rangel's staff in the house of representatives. so it is not only bipartisan but bicameral so we can put together something

Chuck Grassley

0:04:58 to 0:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and get it done very quickly in the same consensus manner that we were able to help the victims of new orleans. and then the other reason, why would the senator from illinois, mr. president, cosnsor

Chuck Grassley

0:05:16 to 0:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: our bill if itasn't the right bill for his state and for the midwest and for this disaster? and we have always tried to do things as quickly as can be done when people hurt. that's why when we got

Chuck Grassley

0:05:31 to 0:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: back after katrina on tuesday or wednesday, we had $10 billion we were going to give to new orleans before the end of the week was up and then in was $60 billion in 2005. do you think the committee

Chuck Grassley

0:05:50 to 0:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: had an opportunity to work its will on that? no, they are responding to me. don't you think that your constituents hurt across from burlington, maybe still underwater. a couple of weeks ago they, you had constituents

Chuck Grassley

0:06:07 to 0:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: that still just hat roofs showing. don't you think they need help right now? so i think, first of all, procedural wise, either the majority whip doesn't know what's going on when i notify his cloakroom

Chuck Grassley

0:06:26 to 0:06:35( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: that i'm going to offer it or else he doesn't care or he wants to mislead.~ not vote ing for the bills and pushing for the bills that will help his constituents the most and we still don't have the

Chuck Grassley

0:06:35 to 0:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: relief. so that's my response to the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the assistant majority leader. mr. durbin: i would just say to the senator from iowa,

Chuck Grassley

0:06:43 to 0:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: i was not part of his conversation with the majority leader as to when he was going to offer his unanimous consent request. he offered itt after the chairman of the finance committee had left and virtually

Richard Durbin

0:06:53 to 0:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: all the members of the senate lefoft. and whether he had an opportunity to do that before, i don't know.do he did not make a request of me. i wasn't aware of t but he certainly met with senator baucus

Richard Durbin

0:06:53 to 0:08:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

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